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Skyisthelimit

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Dr. kulesh & Dr. Solomin 2021/2022
« on: January 07, 2021, 11:36:42 AM »

I have been looking at the possibility of getting Ll for a while now. Finally made the decision to put some money aside for Ll. Sadly, as a full time student and part time employee I’m facing the same issue many of us are here... lack of money.
If my calculations are correct and everything goes as planned, I’ll have enough saved by the end of the year to go with Dr. Kulesh.
I’ve seen many diaries from these doctors in the forum, granted, many of them with their complications. I believe those issues mainly arose because of the daily distraction amount they were lengthening at.
I have decided to go with Dr. Kulesh because I believe him to be an extremely underrated doctor in the forum, given all the experience he possesses and with Dr. Solomin at his side acting as him advisor, professor, and partner.
I know many of the people here wouldn’t consider Dr. Kulesh because of his location (Russia), as it’s considered scary and unorthodox but in reality St. Petersburg is considered one of the most beautiful and all round safe cities in the world, even comparing it to hotspots in Europe.
Anyway, Dr. Kulesh’s experience and expertise checks out and he is also very affordable compared to any other reputable and competent doctor.

About me:
Age: 23 y/o
Height: 1.77cm(5’10)
Wingspan: 1.79cm
Goal: 7 - 7.5cm (tibias)

As my budget would be around €10k, I would be opting to go fully externals for 7-7.5cm max but ultimately letting my body guiding me towards what’s possible. Hopefully, if everything goes right, I’ll end up standing at 1.84-1.84,5cm which would be around the average height for men in the country I’m living at.
Whenever I decide to go through with it, I’ll make sure to write a diary in the forum for anyone who would like to pick up on my experience and to help the future Ll patients.
If anyone has any advice or want to let me know their opinion, please state it here.

Sky
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Re: Dr. kulesh & Dr. Solomin 2021/2022
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2021, 03:27:52 PM »

Mate, 7.5cm full externals will take longer than saving up a little bit of extra cash and getting LON done instead and have the frames removed in a few months. All externals is too barbaric in this day and age.
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Re: Dr. kulesh & Dr. Solomin 2021/2022
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2021, 10:00:07 AM »

Mate, 7.5cm full externals will take longer than saving up a little bit of extra cash and getting LON done instead and have the frames removed in a few months. All externals is too barbaric in this day and age.
Full externals may seem/look more barbaric depending on the device you go with, but in fact, it’s the safest method to go with on tibias since there is no drilling of the bone. You’re doing an external method (monorails) combined with internal (nails), so I don’t understand why you would consider all externals “too barbaric”. Yeah, the main reason I want to avoid fully externals is because of the downtime. If I remember correctly, it’s one month of consolidation for every cm lengthened, so in my case, if I went with 7-7.5cm, it would be 7-8 months of consolidation on top of the 3-4 months I would lengthen for. This would add to a whooping 10-12 months wearing the external device. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
I’m mostly leaned on fully externals, but LON and LATN or still options I may opt for.
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Re: Dr. kulesh & Dr. Solomin 2021/2022
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2021, 10:45:10 AM »

Full externals may seem/look more barbaric depending on the device you go with, but in fact, it’s the safest method to go with on tibias since there is no drilling of the bone. You’re doing an external method (monorails) combined with internal (nails), so I don’t understand why you would consider all externals “too barbaric”. Yeah, the main reason I want to avoid fully externals is because of the downtime. If I remember correctly, it’s one month of consolidation for every cm lengthened, so in my case, if I went with 7-7.5cm, it would be 7-8 months of consolidation on top of the 3-4 months I would lengthen for. This would add to a whooping 10-12 months wearing the external device. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
I’m mostly leaned on fully externals, but LON and LATN or still options I may opt for.

That's generally only the case with kids. For adults you should expect 1.5 - 2 months per cm lengthened. If you really went for 7 cm external only, then you're looking at a bare minimum of 10 and a half months to an expected 14 months. My 6 cm took me a year before I was given the okay for removal.
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Surgery performed by Dr Mangal Parihar at Mangal Anand Center for Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction. http://www.limblengtheningforum.com/index.php?topic=634.0
Pre-surgery height:  164 cm (Surgery on 6/25/2014)
Post-surgery height: 170 cm (Frames removed 6/29/2015)

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Re: Dr. kulesh & Dr. Solomin 2021/2022
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2021, 01:03:29 PM »

That's generally only the case with kids. For adults you should expect 1.5 - 2 months per cm lengthened. If you really went for 7 cm external only, then you're looking at a bare minimum of 10 and a half months to an expected 14 months. My 6 cm took me a year before I was given the okay for removal.
Thanks for the update, KiloKhan! That’s way more than expected. If you had the chance to do it again, would you go with fully externals or choose between LON or LATN?
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